February 2023 U.S. & Canadian Primary Aluminum Production

Posted By: Erin Russell Industry,

From a publication of the Aluminum Association (www.aluminum.org).

United States
Based on Aluminum Association surveys, the estimated annual rate of U.S. primary aluminum production totaled 785.8 thousand metric tons (kmt) during February 2023, a decrease of 20.0 percent from the February 2022 annual rate of 982.5 kmt. Compared to the previous month, the annual rate of production rose 2.7 percent over the January 2023 annual rate of 765.3 kmt. Year-to-Date production for 2022 totaled 775.0 kmt, down 20.8 percent from the 2021 year-to-date total of 978.0 kmt. Estimated production for the month of February 2023 totaled 60.3 kmt.

This report represents 100 percent of estimated U.S. primary aluminum production during February 2023.

The Aluminium Association of Canada reports that primary aluminium production in Canada in February 2023 totalled 243,833 metric tons. The monthly production was down -9.68% in comparison with the month of January 2023. The year-to-date average daily production is 8,709 tons. Compared to last year, the annual projection of production would be up by 4.77%.